As you know we are a family here at Little Chicks. Caring for your children and supporting each other is what we are all about. That being said, today I am fortunate to share a message with you from a current family. We love you all and are thankful your a part of our school family.
“Hello Family and Friends,
We are so excited to celebrate Hattie’s 1st Birthday! One year ago today, we welcomed our second baby girl into the world and completed our family.
After her birth, I had a severe hemorrhage and had to go back into the operating room for an emergency hysterectomy. I suffered from excessive blood loss and went into Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), which is a serious condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot normally. In total, I received transfusions equal to 75% of my body’s blood supply. It was a terrifying experience, but I am fortunate to have had outstanding medical care and access to blood that I desperately needed. After a night in the ICU and careful monitoring, my levels were able to return to normal before I left the hospital.
If not for the countless people who donated blood, I would not be here today to celebrate with my family. With many blood banks at emergency low levels (due to increased demand and a decrease in donations over the summer months), we are asking that you consider donating to your local Red Cross in Hattie’s name.
Please visit the Red Cross website to find a blood drive or donation center near you.”